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At Nexus Fostering, we are always on the lookout for new foster carers in the Uxbridge, Hillingdon and West London area. We often come across people who are interested in becoming a foster carer but are confused about how to get started.
The process is thorough, but it needs to be to ensure the right people are looking after the vulnerable children in our care. If you are serious about becoming a foster carer, the process is well worth it and you will find it a valuable experience. If you're feeling a bit unsure about fostering in Uxbridge and what's on offer in the local area, take a look here and visit netmums for free information on what's going on for parents and children. You can also find plenty of fun activitis in Uxbridge here or visit Love Uxbridge for the latest local news, events and more.
A career in fostering is not only emotionally rewarding but it is also a career move which will help you work on your own skills. Our carers benefit from all of the following:
However, most of our foster carers will tell you that the most rewarding element of a career in foster care is the experiences involved. Imagine you are two months into your first placement and your foster child, 9 year old Janine, is having trouble making new friends. You feel sad to see her struggling with the other children socially but she really enjoys her time with you. Then a few weeks later you go to your first Nexus Fostering social event. You watch as Janine starts making friends with the other children. You realise that she was only having trouble because she felt different to other children at her school, but now she has met other children like her she is thriving socially! By the end of the event she has 5 new friends and so do you as you bond with the other carers. These are the experiences which will last you’re a lifetime.
If you feel you have the skills, qualities and drive needed to become a foster carer, you can get in touch with us today using the form below and you will already be on step one on your journey to becoming a foster carer. If you still feel you need more information, feel free to contact us. You can also find information on the site on becoming a foster carer, the fostering allowance, our training and support offered and case studies from our existing carers as well as much, much more. Our team in Uxbridge (below) are always here to help.